Last Wednesday and Friday I weighed myself at the gym.  On the same, doctor’s-office type scale I’ve used for quite some time.  Clearly the old scale needs calibration.

Earlier this year, it was simple.  Stand on scale.  Set bottom (big) weight on the ‘200’ spot.  Adjust top weight until the scale balances.  In the spring, it was at ’17.’  A few weeks ago, it was at ‘1.’

On Wednesday and Friday, I put the big weight to 200 and the small to zero – the scale still stayed bottomed out.   Woohoo!

Then I dropped the big weight back to 150, and started moving the small weight.  45…47…49…50…  Nothing.

I moved it PAST 50 on the top scale.  All the way to the end.  Nothing.

So, apparently I weigh more than (150 + 50) pounds, but less than (200 + 0) pounds.

Clearly my body weight has tried to divide by zero or something.


4 Responses to Undefined

  1. If you were a woman, you would have cried right there.

    I dunno, wouldn’t having your weight undefined be a good thing if you’re a lady?

  2. crisitunity says:

    Ah, scale logic. Those slidey ones have always seemed too complicated to me…use one of those dial ones.

    Our old dial one back home was so far off as to be near worthless, so we quit using it years ago. We may have thrown it away, I forget.

    I went to the other, more frequently calibrated scale in the gym yesterday. 196. Woo!

  3. Laura says:

    There’s eddies in the space-time continuum!

    If I woke up with my head sewn to the carpet

    Have I mentioned that I hate that you can’t link to photos in comments? Then again, I suppose it saves us from oodles of porn spam and Myspace-style “sparklies.”

  4. Kimmothy says:

    I have an irrational, crippling fear of doctor’s scales. This did little to assuage it, but I doubt there’s really anything that could.

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